Graduate Engineer, Geotechnical – London or Wakefield – Summer 2022 start

Graduate Engineer – Geotechnical

About Pell Frischmann:

Pell Frischmann is an international multi-disciplinary consultancy with over 95 years of experience in the built environment. We are a unique business whose purpose is to generate sustainable funds to deal with the environmental and social commitments resulting from the closing of Germany’s hard-coal mining industry; therefore, our work directly contributes to environmental protection and preservation for future generations.

Our expertise and capabilities cover: Aviation, Buildings, Highways & Transportation, Land Development, Rail, and Water & Environment.

“Excellence Through Innovation” permeates our company culture. We believe that quality engineering goes beyond simply achieving codified compliance, and we passionately pursue solutions that deliver better results for end-users via unconventional methods.

About the role

You will be joining a hardworking and successful team specialising Geotechnical Engineering projects across the UK, supporting our design teams delivering projects from concept onwards.

The team work collaboratively across the UK and is growing rapidly so we have positions available in our London and Wakefield offices. You will have the opportunity to work on many projects across a variety of Engineering disciplines. One of our recent, projects is Chester-Le-Street De-culverting. The Structures, Geotechnical and Civil Engineering teams worked together to provide engineering solutions. This included an engineered embankment, retaining walls and headwalls to stabilise the opening and contain floodwater, therefore reducing the risk of flooding of the nearby residential and commercial properties.

Joining Pell Frischmann will also see you part of an expert, multidisciplinary team where you will be trained in your set discipline to enable your future progression. Additionally, you will be enrolled onto our 2-year Graduate programme as a further support in your development. This exciting programme runs across about 40 hrs per year and will enable a bigger group overview of types of work, presenting the opportunity to network with others and develop key skills such as project management, personal Effectiveness, and leadership skills.


Main duties

  • Assisting in the design of shallow and deep foundations
  • Retaining walls design
  • Calculations of slope stability
  • The preparation of desk studies and reports



Why Pell Frischmann?

At Pell Frischmann we embrace collaboration to reach our goals. We understand that everyone is different and that having a diverse workforce will allow for new ideas to be created, aiding to exciting innovation.

We are proud to be part of the Government’s Disability Confident scheme and are a dedicated equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all backgrounds.

In addition, we are one of the UK’s leading engineering consultancies and understand a career isn’t just a “job”. We ensure you will not be Pigeon-holed and that you have a bespoke individual development path, through Chartership and beyond to reach your goals!

If that and a competitive salary isn’t enough, we also offer other excellent benefits you can find on the link below!

Qualifications • A Degree in Civil Engineering or relevant equivalent qualification

• Geotechnical MSc or other relevant Further degree
• Be approaching or working towards chartered status (CEng / MICE).

Experience • Exposure to Geotechnical Engineering projects or an interest in pursuing as a career • AutoCAD or exposure to other design software.
• Previous work/placement experience in an Engineering consultancy
• Experience with a focus on the detailed design of shallow and deep foundations, embedded retaining walls, deep excavations and highway design would be an advantage.

• Experience in ground investigation design, specification and implementation.
Skills • A full UK driving licence
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of staff and clients, both written and spoken.
• Good written English for reports.
• Strong numeracy, analytical and report writing skills with attention to detail.
• Ability to work to deadlines both within teams and autonomously.
• CSCS card and PTS would be an advantage.

• A working knowledge of geotechnical software such as WALLAP, Pdisp and PLAXIS is desirable.
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